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Maple Grove Police Officer Assaulted, 1 Arrested

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man was tasered and arrested after assaulting a Maple Grove police officer Friday afternoon, according to police.

Just after 2 p.m. Friday, Maple Grove Police were dispatched to 7900 block of Wedgewood Lane on a customer creating a disturbance inside one of the stores and in the parking lot.

Upon arrival, police made contact with the suspect and began to lead the man into the parking lot. At that time, he became combative and assaulted a police officer. He was tasered, but began fleeing on foot.

The man was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

The police officer only suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

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